EXCLUSIVE: By Johnny Edward:
A bromide copy of the letter from former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi seeking redress from the Nigeria Football Federation has been exclusively obtained by completesportnigeria.com.
Keshi who was fired by the NFF under controversial circumstances on July 4 is demanding for a whopping N1 billion compensation from the NFF and a written apology circulated across the world as his representatives claim their client’s contract was wrongfully terminated on frivolous grounds and his hard-earned name soiled.
According to the documents obtained from the legal team of Keshi, time seems to be running out on the NFF who were given a maximum of 30 days to meet the demands stated in the letter to the football body.
“We demand the retraction of your (NFF) defamatory documents, a written apology to our client to be circulated internationally and the sum of N1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Naira) only as damages for defamation,” the document obtained read in part.
“TAKE NOTICE that if you neglect, refuse and/or fail to heed these lawful demands within thirty (30) days of the receipt of this letter, we shall, without further notice to you commence action in an appropriate court to seek all lawful remedies that have accrued to our client as a result of your action.”
Already the lawyers from the NFF’s camp are talking tough even as they have boasted that they will floor the Big Boss in court if he indeed goes ahead with his threat.
In another vein, it has also been gathered that the National Sports Commission are making frantic efforts to see an out-of-court settlement for the two warring parties.